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Seed fund 2022 · ATN/RF-19885-RG

Seed Fund

Since 2015, FONTAGRO has been promoting the mobilization of resources for the development of new scientific knowledge, the advancement of technologies, and innovations to support the transformation of agri-food systems in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The FONTAGRO Board of Directors considered it necessary to create a technical cooperation for the allocation of funding aimed at facilita...

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Call for Proposals 2022 · ID1732MonitoreoMetano

Satellite tool to strengthen capacities for monitoring, reporting and verification of methane emissions in Latin American ecosystems.

Given the importance of quantifying methane (CH4) emissions from rice paddies in national inventories and the increasing investment in mitigation technologies, there is significant value in developing verification technologies that can be applied at regional or national scales. It is currently possible to monitor CH4 content using satellite sensors. An example of such a sensor is the Sentinel-5 P...

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Joint proyects 2022 · RG-T4386

Nitrogen Optimization

Food production has increased worldwide strongly in the last 20 years in response to population growth, with a significant impact on the countries of the Americas. This is owed to their agricultural potential, in terms of land area and climatic conditions suitable for agriculture. However, the maintenance of this productivity, as well as its future potential development, depends on the effects of ...

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Joint proyects 2022 · RG-T4378

Feasibility of Vertical Farming Technologies in LAC

The rapid growth of the world population, which could reach 10 billion in 2050, has increased the need to produce food efficiently and effectively. In addition, it is estimated that, during the next 50 years, the effects produced by climate change, added to the main challenges of humanity in conditions of uncertainty (unemployment, pandemics, wars, etc.), will play a fundamental role in the dev...

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Joint proyects 2022 · ATN/RF-19314-RG

Regional alliances for iron-rich beans in Latin American countries

Agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in particular Family Farming (FF), forms the basis of the regional population's food supply. It is estimated to provide 80% of the food consumed daily and have close to 15 million productive units. In the context of the COVID pandemic and in the years to come, producers will need new knowledge and timely support to avoid shortages and strength...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · RG-T4375

Geographical indications for Mesoamerican cacao

The Mesoamerican region has been fundamental in the domestication and diversification of Theobroma cacao, constituting representing a prominent origin of fine flavor cocoa produced from Criollo and/or Trinitario varieties. YetHowever, fine flavor cocoa remains insignificant in the global cocoa world market, whereas despite its production is being crucial in the economy and culture of multiple indi...

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Joint proyects 2020 · ATN/RF-18761-RG

Strengthening capacities for the prevention and management of Fusarium wilt in Latin America and the Caribbean

Musaceae (plantain and banana) are considered one of the most popular fruits in the world and are among the top ten food products. Bananas are an export item of great importance for Latin America and the Caribbean and, therefore, a fundamental pillar of the economy. The cultivation of plantain is also the basis of the daily diet of the population and the generation and diversification of income. A...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG

Regional control platform for bovine leukosis

Bovine leukosis is identified as one of the silent ailments that affects the health, productivity, and, therefore, economic performance of herds. Its asymptomatic presentation in 90% of cases has led to an underidentification and subsequent undervaluation of resulting productive losses. The growing demand for diagnosis, the appearance of tumors, consequential sudden deaths, and the absence of offi...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG-3

Strengthening of the Biofortified Bean Value Chain in Native People of Latin America and the Caribbean

Approximately 53 million people suffer from malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean. Consequences include low birth weight and anemia. Biofortification enhances the nutrient content in crops through conventional breeding practices, addressing deficiencies in iron, zinc, and vitamin A in the human body. Biofortified crops exhibit improved agronomic characteristics and provide higher levels ...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18105-RG

More productive and sustainable rice for Latin America

Rice is the fourth most consumed food in Latin America and on average contributes 11% of the caloric intake per capita in the region, making it fundamental for food security. Currently, there are an estimated 5.3 million hectares cultivated with rice in the Americas, mostly by small producers. The high climatic variability associated with climate change has decreased water availability, in turn af...

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Initiatives in progress

2023 Call - Call for Proposals

"Science, technology and innovation to make agriculture and food security more sustainable and resilient to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Status: Closed
2022 Call - Extraordinary Call

“Innovations to improve the sustainability and resilience of farms to the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Status: Closed
2021 Call - Call for Proposals

Innovation for sustainable and resilient agri-food and territorial development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Closed
Call 2020 - Call for Proposals

Innovations for the sustainable increase of agricultural productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of climate change

Status: Closed
Call 2019 AgTech - Call for Proposals

From Science to Impact: Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture Using Agtechs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Closed
Call 2019 Productivity - Call for Proposals

Increase in Productivity in Family Agriculture with Sustainability, Inclusion and Profitability

Status: Closed
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